Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What is CME credit?  According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), CME is the abbreviation for Continuing Medical Education and consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.

Some states, including Pennsylvania, require that physicians earn a certain number of CME credits annually to maintain their licenses.  Community Volunteers in Medicine works with Main Line Health to provide these critical conferences at the clinic at least twice monthly free of charge to volunteers.

Some of our recent fascinating conferences for which providers were able to receive CME credit include:

  • Acute Vision Loss by Dr. Drew Chronister, which emphasized the common causes of acute vision loss and the signs that indicate a patient with vision loss requires referral to ophthalmology
  • Physician Burnout by Dr. Jane Zendarski taught providers how to identify the signs of burnout and indicate methods of burnout prevention.
  • Hypertension by Dr. Raymond Townsend helped providers recognize why high blood pressure is the leading CV risk factor in the world.
  • The Practical Side of Eating Healthy by Dr. Ana Negron connected lifestyle with state of health in order to develop a plan for healthful cooking.

In the next few weeks, CVIM will be hosting even more CME conferences for credit including Medical Apps for Smartphones by Dr. Cassidy, New Breast Cancer Rx by Dr. Schumacher, New STD Guidelines by Dr. Rabah, and Prostate Cancer by Dr. Andersen.  To see an up-to-date schedule of upcoming CME conferences, visit our clinic calendar.